Partnership working

Partnership working is playing an increasingly important role in local government.

In 2005, the Audit Commission's (external link) report 'Governing Partnerships: Bridging the Accountability Gap' recognised that local partnerships are essential to deliver improvements in local people's quality of life.

Partnerships can bring significant benefits. They can provide flexibility, innovation and additional financial and human resources to improve service delivery to the community. 

Allerdale Borough Council recognises the strength and value of effective partnerships in contributing to the improvement of service delivery and in meeting its strategic priorities. We recognise that we do not have the resources to do everything ourselves and so we are committed to working with others to develop and deliver our shared goals more efficiently.

The Council is involved in partnerships to tackle unemployment, regenerate towns, transform housing and neighbourhoods, keep the borough clean and green, reduce crime, and provide leisure facilities and children’s summer activities, among others.

Three examples of the Council’s successful partnerships are with Derwent and Solway Housing Association, the Routes to Work employment initiative and Carlisle Leisure Limited who manage the Council’s leisure centres.

Pride in West Cumbria campaign logoPride in West Cumbria

“Pride in West Cumbria” is an initiative developed by the West Cumbria Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership to increase the awareness of partnership working in West Cumbria; and in doing so the campaign will focus on those safer and stronger issues, activities and initiatives which make a difference to the lives of people living, working and visiting West Cumbria.

As the campaign develops there will be examples of community 'heroes and heroines' from throughout West Cumbria, highlighting the main aim of the campaign which is to feature real stories with real people.  There will also be “Up My Street” videos in which the public will be involved, by identifying locations where positive changes have taken place in their local areas.

Visit (external link) for all the latest news and stories from the Pride in West Cumbria campaign.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ